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Barrow Hedges Primary School

A Child's War - Autumn 1

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Year 6 began their year with the exciting topic of A Child's War. This started with an 'Evacuee Day', where children came to school dressed as evacuees and took a trip to the train station, in order to imagine what it would have been liked for school children during World War 2.

During topic lessons, Year 6 learn about the key events of World War 2, including evacuation, wartime homes, weaponary, 'Dig for Victory', and the very moving topic of persecution and the Holocaust; children are encouraged to think deeply and sensitively about such subjects. This learning also helped develop children's English skills, where they wrote letters home from evacuees, diary entries in the style of Anne Frank, historical narratives and persuasive leaflets.

Furthermore, in Music, children enjoyed learning and singing wartime songs, in Art, we studied and created work in the style of wartime artist Henry Moore, and in Design and Technology, children enjoyed making and evaluating their own model Anderson Shelters.

Finally, we ended our topic with a VE day style street party, including singing, wartime treats and games.